The Huskies shook off an uneven start and dominated the final 30 minutes of the game, ending the regular season on a three-game winning streak as the team prepares for postseason play.
This is the first time Washington has beat the Ducks since 2019 and the first time they have beaten them at home since 2015.
Washington State cut the lead to three with under a minute remaining, but the Huskies executed a picture-perfect press break that led to a thunderous dunk from Matthews Jr. and a roar from the home crowd. The emotional, come-from-behind rivalry win had the Huskies feeling confident heading into a big stretch on the schedule.
For the second consecutive game, the Huskies started hot against a top-20 opponent before faltering down the stretch. This time, the Dawgs dropped a road tilt against No. 17 USC, 79-69.
Arizona would show why it is a top-five team in the second half, shooting 69% from the field and dishing out 14 assists to pull away and ultimately win by 24 points.